AKgeekgrrl Solo: San Jose to Anchorage on a Ducati ST2

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by AKgeekgrrl, Jul 4, 2009.

  1. Moto One

    Moto One Been here awhile

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    Thanks for taking us along on your first big ride.

    Mark.
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  2. Ross1969

    Ross1969 Adventurer

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    What a great ride report on the Ducati that we in the UK Duc fraternity refer to as "The Gentleman's Express" !
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  3. mrbreeze

    mrbreeze I keep blowing down the road Supporter

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    very nicely done!

    :clap :clap :clap
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  4. AKgeekgrrl

    AKgeekgrrl Ride now. Talk later.

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    :rofl Oh, I like that!
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  5. AKgeekgrrl

    AKgeekgrrl Ride now. Talk later.

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    Thanks, Allan! I look forward to seeing you in Christchurch one day :D
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  6. Cricket 101

    Cricket 101 n00b

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    Great Report.:clap Loved the pics!

    My hubby and I are looking forward to the day we can make the trip up (and hopefully stay :evil ). The current debate is which bike to take...:lobby


    "I’m back on my Nighthawk 750, which is like getting back to my childhood sweetheart after a torrid fling with an Italian boy toy. I’m totally OK with that :D"

    Can I get the Itallian boy's number? :wink:
    My current ride is a '95 CBR 600F3. Great for running around town, but not great for touring. I've ridden other bikes, but I'm always happy when I get home and see Zip (my kids' name for it) waiting for me to come and play.:raabia

    Cheers!
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  7. wagonpilot

    wagonpilot Freeeeze

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    AK -a- GG...

    I sure shoulda packed up my shit and tailed you up there. Maybe some day I won't be such a stick in the mud and we will ride.


    Chris
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  8. AKgeekgrrl

    AKgeekgrrl Ride now. Talk later.

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    Thanks for reading, Cricket!

    If your "running around town" bike is a CBR 600 then you would definitely love some Italian Hooligan Touring :evil

    I can't give you his number, all I got was a rose on the pillow the morning after. :rofl
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  9. AKgeekgrrl

    AKgeekgrrl Ride now. Talk later.

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    May I quote you to yourself? "Coulda, woulda, shoulda!"

    As my farthest south riding buddy (depending on where you live in proximity to Galletti, I suppose!) be warned that I'm starting to think "Outside" bike that I can store and visit in the winter. We'll get our chance to ride, yet. If Charles could keep up with me you probably can too :lol3

    Congrats on going boobie free! They're so unflattering on a man :rofl
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  10. euromedic

    euromedic Peter...n00b

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    Naughty girl :rofl
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  11. 1200gsceej

    1200gsceej wanabee overachiever

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    By all means go if you can - NZ is a great place.:clap

    But that aside, thanks so much for a great RR. I'm near San Jose and am planning an AK trip in 2012, so reading your adventure was great. And I like how you write.
    -ceej

    PS - my prior bike was a Nighthawk 650 - a great bike.
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